Morten Strange –
The unfettered growth of our economies has come at the environment’s expense for far too long. But now that the US central bank has recognised climate change as an economic risk, it’s time to change course, writes financial analyst Morten Strange.
Tommy Leong –
Some 64 per cent of Asia will be urbanised by 2050 and national governments are joining hands with the private sector to leverage the opportunity for sustainable development, writes Schneider Electric's Tommy Leong.
Asia Pulp & Paper suddenly cancelled a media trip to its new mega mill in South Sumatra. Why? The company, it seems, is not ready to tell the sustainability story about a mill that will chew through 70,000 hectares of timber in a year.
Infrastructure improvement is a top priority for many countries, but there is more to it than just financing, say experts. Project management, stable governance, transparency, and a free press are also crucial for success.